What SMSF trustees need to know about the new ATO penalties

Up until recently, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) had very few arrows in its quiver to ensure SMSF trustees complied with the law. Where contravention of the law occurred, the ATO could do little...

Superannuation and the 2015 Budget: Why no news is good news

The second Budget for the Abbott government was handed down on Tuesday night. Many have acknowledged it to be a ‘self-preserving’ budget for this government, which was much more subdued compared t...

Research shows super members still confused by fees – where do you stand?

The 2014 Superannuation Sentiment Index (SSI) was recently released, which provides a ‘barometer of how confident and engaged Australians are with their superannuation’. Given the double digit ret...

Summary of the latest superannuation news

Now that we have recovered from elections and politics (to a certain extent!) and have a newly-elected government, I thought I’d round up the latest news relating to superannuation and self-manage...

[VIDEO] Superannuation and the 2013 Budget

Another year, another Budget. The good news is that no further changes to superannuation were made in last night’s Budget that hadn’t already been announced in April. In summary, the major upcomin...

Superannuation and the 2012 Budget

The widely proclaimed ‘Robin Hood’ budget of the Labor government was released on Tuesday 8 May. Among other areas, superannuation and higher income earners were affected in order to fund the cash...

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